SPS Webinar Catalog

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Specialty Practice Section (SPS) members can earn free continuing education (CE) credits.

Check with your state licensing board to confirm that distance learning or home study education is accepted for continuing education credit.

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You must watch the live webinar at day and time of the live event to earn live CEs. If you are registered for the live event and do not attend live, you will be able to access the archived version, but you will not earn CEs. You cannot register for both the live and self-study version. The self-study version will be available within 10 days and you may still earn CEs with separate registration.

SPS members who have registered for the live event but are unable to attend and would like to earn CEs by taking the self-study version, call the Social Work Online CE Institute Customer Support at 877-880-1335, and ask to switch to the self-study version.


Law Enforcement, Social Work and Deflection: Working Together to Help People Avoid Arrest and Jail, and Instead Access Treatment and Services

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (1 - 2:30 pm ET)

Presenter:   Kurt August, MSW -Program Manager for the City of Philadelphia’s Police-Assisted Diversion Program

Jac A. Charlier, M.P.A.- Executive Director, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities, Center for Health and Justice (CHJ)

Ricki Pribyl, MSW, LICSW - Clinical Director at Horizon Homes, Inc.

CE Category: 1.5 Social Work contact hour

This webinar will provide a national overview and introduction to the newly emerging field of deflection and pre-arrest diversion, which sits at the intersection of law enforcement, behavioral health, and community. As the field grows, the demand for social workers, clinical staff, peers, and people in recovery, to do this work is expected to grow. Harkening back to the days of police and social workers working in the 1970's side-by-side on the streets, deflection is similarly developing now in response to the opioid epidemic, police encounters with people with mental illness, the high rate of U.S. incarceration, and the need to change the narrative on community-police relations.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Suicide Among Senior Citizens: A Durkheimian Perspective

Thursday, January 30, 2020 (1 – 2:30 pm ET)

Presenter: Stephen M. Marson, Ph.D., ACSW

CE Category: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hour

The presentation addresses the application of Durkheim’s theory of suicide to the contemporary elderly population. Using Durkheim’s theory of suicide helps us look for signs of suicide potential among elderly clients and residents. However, it does much more. Once a practitioner has identified high suicide potential, Durkheim’s theory guides the practitioner to a particular type of intervention. For Durkheim, all suicide potentials are not the same. Each type of suicide potential requires a unique intervention strategy. Thus, once a practitioner uses Durkheim’s theory to identify suicide potential, the suicide category may be determined. When one identifies the type of suicide, the practitioners can provide the best intervention to address the social problems that are propelling the elderly person toward suicide. Durkheim discovered that the social environment is the springboard for many suicides. In particular, he uncovered four environments that create suicide potential. These social environments include fatalistic, anomic, egoistic, and altruistic.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Workplace inequality and effective ways to cultivate equity and inclusion

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Cross Cultural contact hour

Social workers know the value of creating equitable workplaces for our colleagues and clients. This webinar is designed to propose solutions one can implement in the workplace to create spaces that are antiracist, LGBTQ inclusive, , and supportive of marginalized identities. Administrator, executive and other social work staff will benefit from learning these strategies in working toward equity.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

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Forensic Social Work Practice: Military Veterans in the Criminal Justice System

Monday, March 23, 2020 (1 – 2 pm ET)

Presenter: Bradley J. Schaffer, LMSW, BCD, FSW

CE Category: 1 Cross Cultural contact hour

Now more than ever, social work practitioners and students need specialized knowledge, cultural competence and preparedness to effectively work with veterans, and military personnel in the criminal justice system (CJS). Forensic social work with this CJS population is a specialized and underdeveloped area. Arguably, there is no greater challenge to the social work professional than intervening and advocating for clients, like military veterans. To meet their needs, over the last decade Veterans Treatment Courts (VTC) have developed and proliferated to well over 500 as an intervention and the practitioner needs educated to serve those that have served with competence and effectiveness.

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


On-Demand Webinars (Self-study)

To Register: The Social Work Online CE Institute now uses your NASW username and password. To log in at https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com, click on “Hello, Guest, Sign In” in the top right corner, and use your NASW username and password to sign in. If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account with NASW by clicking the link in the top right corner under “Hello, Guest Sign In” and filling out the “New Customer” section.

Once you have either created your account or logged in to your existing account, either copy and paste or type the name of the course into the search bar and hit “Go" or you can search by topic area and click “Specialty Practice Sections.”

Add the course to your cart using the yellow “Add to Cart” button on the right-hand side and complete the checkout. Once the checkout is complete, you will be prompted to return to your Products page to access the course. You can also click on “Hello, [Name] My Account” in the top right corner and select Products.

To Receive CEs: After completing the course, you will need to complete the remaining requirements to receive credit by clicking the blue “Get Certificate” button under the green “Play” button you used to launch the program on the “My Products” page.

Understanding Evaluation Assessments for Gender Affirming Treatments

Original date:  November 22, 2019

Presenter:  Cristina (Nicole) VanSant, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Clinical Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30  


Ethics in Private Practice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Original date: October 30, 2019

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Andrea Murray, LICSW

CE Category: 1.5 Ethics contact hour

Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Domestic Violence Homicide Prevention for Social Workers

Original date: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Presenter: Tricia Bent-Goodley, PhD, LICSW

CE Category: 1 Domestic Violence contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Transform Your Couples’ Communication: Guiding Your Clients Through Difficult Conversations in Couples Therapy

Original date: September 16, 2019

Presenter: Tracy K. Ross, LCSW

CE Category: 1 Social Work contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $20 / Non NASW Members: $30


Recognizing and Diagnosing Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Original date: August 9, 2019

Presenter: Annette L Becklund, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Pain and Symptom Management

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $20 / Non NASW Members: $30


Integrating Evidenced-Based Strategies into a Social Work Model: The Science and Art of Practice

Original date: July 31, 2019

Presenter: Dr. Lawrence Shulman, EdD, MSW,

CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work contact hours

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Self-Care, the Wounded Healer, Resiliency, and Post-traumatic Growth

Original date: June 5, 2019

Presenter: Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

CE Category: 1 Social Work Contact hour

Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Organizing Support To Protect and Expand School Social Work Jobs

Original date: May 6, 2019

Presenters: Michelle Alvarez, MSW, EdD; Stephen A. Karp, LMSW; Dina L. Kastner, MSS, MLSP; Brenda Coble Lindsey, Ed.D, MSW, LCSW

CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Is There a Link Between Bullying Behaviors and School Shootings?

Original date: April 30, 2019

Presenter: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Ethics and Integrated Health Care

Original date: March 27, 2019

Presenter: Frederic Reamer, PhD.
CEs: 3 Ethics Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55 / Non-NASW Members: $75


Companion Animals and Healthy Aging

Original date: March 7, 2019

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Food and Eating Unwrapped: Knowledge to Help when a Client Struggles

Original date: February 19, 2019

Presenter: Iréné Celcer MA, LCSW
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Response

Original date: January 31, 2019

Presenters: Kristen Faye Linton, PhD, MSW; Heidi Adams Rueda, PhD, MSW; Lela Rankin Williams, PhD, MS
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Workplace Psychological Health and Safety: A Holistic Approach to Adult Bullying and Harassment

Original date: January 18, 2019

Presenters: Linda Crockett, MSW, RSW, SEP; Bob Stenhouse; Deborah Prowse, Q.C.
CEs: 1.5 Social Work contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Managing Ethical Dilemmas Through Interest-Based Conflict Resolution

Original date: December 12, 2018

Presenter: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD
CEs: 1 Ethics contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Members: $30 / Non-Members: $40


Emotions and Politics: Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Immigrants

Original date: November 9, 2018

Presenter: Cheryl Aguilar, LICSW, LCSW-C
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20


The Family Separation Crisis and the Importance of Legal Representation

Original date: October 15, 2018

Presenters: Anne Marie Mulcahy, JD, BS - Hayne Yoon, JD, BA - Cindy Bernal
CEs: No CEs for this webinar. For informational purposes only
Cost: Free


Improving Equity: Working with Rural LGBT Individuals

Original date: October 3, 2018

Presenter: Aaron Guest, MPH, MSW, CPH, CSW
CE: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Original program date: July 31, 2018

Presenters: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP
CEs:1.5 Substance Use Disorders Contact hours
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


New Practice Standards on Social Work and Technology: A Situation-Based Discussion on Best Practices?

Original program date: May 15, 2018

Presenters: Allan Barsky, JD, MSW, PhD and Frederic Reamer, PhD
CEs: 1.5 Ethics
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Blind Spots in Practice

Original program date: April 11, 2018

Presenter: Robert G. Madden, LCSW, JD, Professor, Department of Social Work & Equitable Community Practice
CEs: 1 Ethics Contact hour
SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Can School Social Work Practice Meet its own Grand Challenges?

Original program date: April 4, 2018

Presenter: Michael S. Kelly, PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Issues: Working with Children, Adolescents, Young Adults, and Families

Original program date: March 16, 2018

Presenter: Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPSPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Neural Linguistic Programming – The Science of Transformation: What Social Workers Should Know

Original program date: March 8, 2018

Presenter: William (Bill) Sumner, MSW
CEs: 1 Social Work contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Trauma Informed Animal-Assisted Interventions: Research Developments, Models, and Practice Methods

Original program date: February 2, 2018

Presenter: Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs: 1 Clinical contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Criminal Injustice Competency: A Missing Component of Social Work Education To End Mass Incarceration

Original program date: January 25, 2018

Presenters: Warren Graham, MSW, LMSW and Alexis Jemal, J.D., PhD, LCSW
CEs: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Translating Evidence-Based Dementia Interventions to the Community: A Report on Administration on Aging Grants

Original program date: January 11, 2018

Presenter: Elizabeth Gould, MSW, LCSW
CEs: 1 Pain/Symptom Management Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Nice Is Not Enough: Interrupting Systemic Bias in Your Practice

Original program date: December 5, 2017

Presenter: Jenny Andersen, LCSW
CEs: 1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Role Reversal: A Social Worker's Guide To Redefining Parental Boundaries

Original program date: November 28, 2017

Presenter: Sharon Dietsche, ACSW, DCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour
Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Practice Innovation Through Technology in the Digital Age: A Grand Challenge for Social Work

Original program date: October 16, 2017

Presenter: Jonathan B. Singer, PhD, LCSW
CE: 1 Social Work Contact hour

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Preventing Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies:  Tools and Strategies for the Social Work Practitioner

Original program date:  June 7, 2017

Presenter:  Sandra J. Gonzalez, MSSW, LCSW
CEs:  1 Social Work contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Special Ethical Considerations When Working with Older Adults

Original program date:  May 24, 2017

Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, MSW, LICSW
CEs:  1 Ethics Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Leadership To Advance Cultural Competence: Everyone’s Responsibility

Original program date:  April 26, 2017

Presenter: Carol E. Bonner, MSW, MBA, Ed. D. and Vivian H. Jackson, PhD, ACSW,LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The Therapeutic Role of Animals in the Lives of Children

Original program date:  April 6, 2017

Presenter:  Philip Tedeschi, LCSW
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Ethical Challenges in School Social Work: Cutting-edge Issues

Original program date:  March 26, 2017

Presenter:  Frederick Reamer, PhD
CEs: 3 Ethics contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75


Strategies To Address Language and Communication Barriers

Original program date:   March 21, 2017

Presenter:  Vivian H Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW and Adelaida Montemayor, LCSW, CSSWS
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


The 3 S's: Supervision, Self-reflection, and Self-care

Original program date:   February 7, 2017

Presenter:  Dottie Saxon Greene, PhD., MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS
CEs:  1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Integrating Smoking Cessation into Clinical Social Work

Original program date:  February 2, 2017

Presenters: Doug Tipperman, MSW; Jose A. Cruz, MBA, LCSW; Christine Cheng; and Jennifer Matekuare
CEs:  1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40
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Developing Cultural Humility in Social Work Practice

Original program date:   January 31, 2017

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Yvette Colón, PhD, ACSW, LMSW
CEs:   1 Cross Cultural Work Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Beyond Treatment As Usual: The Case for Cognitive Remediation

Original program date:   December 6, 2016

Presenter: Ray Gonzalez, MSW, ACSW, LISW-S
CEs: 1.5 Clinical Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


The Role of Social Workers in Goals of Care Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients

Original program date:  November 15, 2016

Presenters: Jennifer Di Biase MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW;  Kayla Lalande MSW, LMSW; and Lucinda Potter MSW, LSW
CEs: 1.5 Social Work Contact hours
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $30 / Non-NASW Members: $40


Challenges and Complexities of Cultural Competency in Social Work Practice

Original program date:   Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Presenters:  Karen Bullock, PhD, LCSW and Vivian H. Jackson, Ph.D., ACSW, LICSW
CEs:  1 Cross Cultural Contact hour
Cost:  SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30


Complex Ethical Challenges in Social Work Management and Administration

Original program date:  March 25, 2016

Presenter: Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D.

Material and an overview of steps social work administrators can take to conduct a comprehensive ethics audit of their agencies.

CEs:  3 Ethics contact hours
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $55/ Non-NASW Members: $75 


Let’s Talk About HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, and Mental Health

Original program date:  February 25, 2016

Presenters:  Jill Sabatine, LICSW, MPH and Evelyn Tomaszewski, MSW

Similarly to other chronic illnesses, living with HIV/AIDS can brings a complex range of bio-psychosocial-spiritual issues into a client’s life.   For some clients, there is the identifiable co-factor of substance use and recovery, as well as mental health challenges.  This presentation will increase the social work practitioner’s knowledge of HIV/AIDS, and expand knowledge and skills to work towards an integrated response to address HIV, substance use, and mental health to more effectively serve clients and their families. 

CEs:  1 Substance Use Disorder contact hour
Cost: SPS Members:  Free / Non-SPS Members:  $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30

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